It's always a treat to get some insight into the lives of the world's most gorgeous women: Models are, more often than not, seen and seldom heard. We've had a hunch for some time now that Maybelline face Erin Wasson, who made the jump to the big screen in this summer's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, wasn't just your typical model-cum-actress--and her new stream-of-consciousness profile on Into the Gloss more than proves our theory.
From having a knack for identifying sexually active models to using body wash blessed by shamans, Wasson really isn't holding anything back on this one. And we're so, so happy about that: Who else can say she lets her craniosacral therapist swirl a finger around in her mouth? And loves it?
Read on for more interesting tidbits from the inner workings of self-proclaimed "hippie of the heart," Ms. Erin Wasson.
She doesn't subscribe to the teachings of Tyra Banks. "Modeling is easy; you just travel a lot."
She thinks what Isabel Marant does is awesome but is basically a money trap. "I don’t do the whole Isabel Marant thing. I love her as a person, and I think what she does is fucking amazing, but am I going to buy into a world of a French woman selling me what I grew up with? Do you know what I mean? Am I going to sign up for that? I’m sorry, but I’m not going to spend $1,200 on a Western shirt and go back to Texas and get it for five bucks. I meannn."
She's skilled at spotting sexually active models. "I always used to say that you could tell the girls who lost their virginity between seasons. It’s like, at the end of the day, if you haven’t had sex then you can’t sell sex—let’s be real."
She doesn't have any secrets--oh actually aside from the fact that an 'epic' lady sometimes sticks fingers in her mouth. "The only woman I let touch my skin is Terri Lawton in LA. She does craniosacral therapy—she’s actually like a spiritual healer. She sticks her fingers in your mouth and moves around energy. She does all of this stuff where you lie on an infrared mat. It’s not about the superficial layer of your skin, it’s about all the deeper layers and what’s going on inside of you. She’s extraordinary. Even if I went in there and she never touched my skin, I would still see her because of her presence and just who she is as a person. She’s totally into the metaphysics community; she talks to scientists in Switzerland about movements and progressions in skincare. She’s so epic."
She balances the unhealthiness of smoking cigarettes by being healthy in other ways. "Everything really needs to be paraben-free for me. I mean, because if I’m going to smoke cigarettes, then I need to be aware of all the other bullshit I’m putting into my body."
Holy people bless her body wash, obviously. "It’s all based on different rocks and stones that have been blessed by shamans."
She goes through a bottle of conditioner every other time she washes. LITERALLY. "I think I should have bought stock in a conditioner company years ago… I literally use half a bottle at once. I was really into that Oribe shit for a while, but it got real expensive. Now I’m just using Biolage. That’s all I need. I don’t even shampoo my hair."
She colors her hair because it's gray. But actually she doesn't really care that it's gray. "I do color my hair, because, girl, I’m pretty much gray. [Laughs] I just do my roots every three weeks. I mean, my mom and dad basically went completely gray in their mid-twenties. So I’m lucky I’m just now having to deal with it in my thirties. Harry Josh does it in New York. I don’t always do it every three weeks. He texts me being like, ‘Dude you need to come in!’ But I’m not the type of person who really cares. Right now, there are all kinds of terrier gray hairs coming in, but I’m like, whatever. You can’t see it…. If it was darker you’d be able to see it more. But there is, like, a fucking national forest going on in there."
And we thought we were interesting people...